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Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
Spanish LMV Lince
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
I am starting with the idea of a spanish Lince diorama, probably in afghanistan.


I want it to be a figure intensive dio. I am waiting for this set:



And a couple of MAIM figures that I had ordered from FOG models but never received so I had to go to a local source to order them at a bit higher price. But who's complaining?!!!
I will do 3 spanish soldiers for which I am using 2 Djiti's productions and one Royal model. the figures are Italian modern soldiers that will be slightly modified, since I couldn't find any decent spanish figures out there.





I also will use Djitiīs middle eastern children set that I already have and some older verlinden figures that I have in my stash.
I am thinking of a market scene.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 07:34 AM GMT+7
I have started with the heads of the soldiers and the little boy:

With out eyes:

with eyes:

Eyes are the hardest part for me!
I must say that for the idea of the diorama I was influenced by a diorama by Santiago TreviŮo (Spanish UNIFIL Iveco "Lince" in Lebanon) but I want the setting to be more of a market place with many things happening at the same time. I know it is a challenge, but here we go!
YSUMark
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 11:08 AM GMT+7
I'm following this.
Those faces are outstanding.
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 11:28 AM GMT+7
Lookin good so far Marcos. I'll be following this.
Populated market scene sounds very interesting.
Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 02:44 AM GMT+7
I have adjusted my set and tuned in for this one. Settled in my chair and standing by.
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zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 03:35 PM GMT+7
Thank you guys for following. I am away from home so next update will be next week.
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 03:50 AM GMT+7
Just ordered this guys to add to the dio:



zorrolobo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 03:40 PM GMT+7
The spanish army in afghanistan used their basic desert uniform plus a mix and match mixture of equipment with different cammo patterns. Here I am working on their "chocolate chip" camo vests:


for the back pack I went with woodland cammo. here working on it:

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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 03:47 PM GMT+7
Also got some Riich farm animals. I am thinking of using the sheep. Tha ram is not very well molded and the horns are molded to the body, so I had to do some surgery:





All primed and ready for paint:

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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 03:59 PM GMT+7
Almost done with the 3 soldiers:



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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 03:26 AM GMT+7
What great work! Another figure master sharing! And what a great idea about the sticks. What are you using for the base where you place the sticks? I use florist foam myself but your idea allows you to rotate the figures!

Great stuff!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
I'm watching very carefully Nice idea, great execution so far
zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 05:07 AM GMT+7
Thank you guys. And Patrick about the figure master I am not so sure. But I learn something every day, and practice, practice, practice. For the base of the sprue sticks I use wax in a small container. Specifically wax that comes in the wrapping of cheese belive it or not:


Very useful to hold small parts also.
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 04:40 PM GMT+7
All done with the 3 soldiers:



And everything comes together:






Next I will finnish the little boy.
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
Mail call!
Just got some more figures for the dio:

YSUMark
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:29 PM GMT+7
I appreciate your advice on how to paint faces. I have a few in my stash that I'm going to practice on. If I can get a quarter as nice as these I'll be ecstatic.
I think I'm also going to order the family kit as well.

Thanks again.
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 05:37 PM GMT+7
you are very welcome, Mark.

Done with a couple more figures:


zorrolobo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 06:11 AM GMT+7
Mail call again! I just got some of the MAIM figures I ordered. The two old arabic men and middle eastern boys. I am still missing the middle eastern girls. I am starting a batch of afghani civilians.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
Marcos, could You show some 'in-box' photos/close-ups of these MAIM figures?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:23 AM GMT+7
Sorry Kuba, I had already started painting when I saw your message. These are the 5 figures from MAIM: Two old men and three children. As you can see I have already started with the old men and one of the kids. The detail is not amazing, but they are good figures:

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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:35 AM GMT+7
No problem. With the paint on them the details are even more visible

This old man at the right has a little hole in his nose. There are some holes in his hands too.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
yep. they have some bubbles. but fixable.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 04:00 PM GMT+7
zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM GMT+7
A couple more finnished figures:


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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 04:20 PM GMT+7
Just outstanding. The purse is a nice addition.